A man is assisting police with their inquiries after another man was stabbed in the throat in Wagga Wagga this morning.
About 3.15am (Saturday 31 January 2015), officers attached to Wagga Wagga Local Area Command were called to Baylis Street, near Edward Street, following reports of an injured man.
Police have been told a man approached and attempted to break up a verbal argument between a man and a woman, not known to him.
The man involved in the argument then allegedly assaulted the Good Samaritan with a glass bottle, causing the bottle to break and cut the man’s face.
The man armed with the bottle ran towards a taxi rank on Station Place; however was stopped and detained by witnesses.
Emergency services were called and the injured man, aged 28, was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in a serious, but stable condition. His injures are not life-threatening.
No one else was injured during the incident.
The alleged offender, a 37-year-old man, was arrested and taken to Wagga Wagga Police Station, where he was charged with malicious wounding causing grievous bodily harm.
He has been refused bail, to appear at Wagga Wagga Local Court tomorrow (Sunday 1 February 2015).